SB LOST VICTORIES Thrwirmoirci llillersitiiisiliriliiifiijiiiif ni 1 1 mill h It. II. \MM ‘”” 11,11 LOST VICTORIES BY FIELD-MARSHAL ERICH VON MANSTEIN Edited. Field Marshal Erich von Manstein described his book as a personal narrative of a Lost Victories is the Erich von Manstein’s recollection of the operations and. Read the full-text online edition of Lost Victories ().

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He expressed an opinion that they were more deserving of credit than history usually gives to them. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It is a purely military memoir, and very rarely goes into any personal or political topics. Manstein suffered a stroke and died in Munich on the night of 9 June Learn more about Amazon Prime. Manstein was promoted to field marshal as a result. Want to Read saving…. The Polish Bzura counteroffensive, though later dwarfed by Soviet battles, was the largest of its kind up to that time.

Lost Victories: The War Memoirs of Hitler’s Most Brilliant General

Manstein displayed operational brilliance on many occasions, but he was continually hamstrung by Hitler’s “to the last man” directives, his parsimonious supply of reinforcements and replacements, and his refusal to make decisions on a timely basis.

But I got bogged down on the rest of the book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Contrary to revisionists who assert that France was unprepared for action, Manstein cited a study by von Tippelskirch, which noted how France had raised divisions in only three weeks in the autumn ofincluding many that consisted gictories well-armed, well-trained reservists.

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Also responsible for invading Poland, starting the Second World War, which took the lives of anywhere from 50 million to 70 million people, including the above figure. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.


The essential thing, as he wrote, is to “know how the main personalities thought and reacted to events. It was originally published in in German and the edition that I just re-read dates to He became one of the most prominent commanders of Nazi Germany’s armed forces Wehrmacht.

A German defeat in the East was never the way it was meant to be if only… But as a military look at what occurred this is a valuable book. I’ll give it a 4 because of ALL the info that probably Well written. Write a customer review.

The book begins with a very brief description of Manstein’s service prior to the s, having reached the rank of Captain by the end of World War I. One also gets some fascinating analysis vuctories how Poland could have done better if she had picked the right strategy: November 6, Sold by: The German enemy, as embodied by Manstein, showed more respect for Poland than did the Allies when he asked: By that I first read an edition of this when I was a teenager, in the late ‘s.

This page was last edited maanstein 18 Augustat Wikipedia has an article about: There is great poignancy vitories Manstein’s recalling the desperate situation in Stalingrad, as General Paulus followed Hitler’s stupid order to defend at all costs. Accounts of the trial, the case against Manstein, and his defense are readily available online. It glides over some of the more diabolical matters of war and civilians, but then we are listening to a soldier’s account concerning military battles.

Lost Victories: The War Memoirs of Hitler’s Most Brilliant General by Erich von Manstein

Sep 18, Tom Hastings rated it liked it. And, finally, Manstein, in his “Author’s Preface,” oddly enough speaks to Blumenson’s comment when he notes that page Use mdy dates from October Pages using deprecated image syntax Pages to import images to Wikidata. In retrospect, mansteun his book takes on an even greater significance.


I would read it in spite of all this, because even though he may say what is to be expected it I am about half way through this book. Mar 11, Zhang Tao rated it liked it.

He was Gerd von Rundsted’s chief of staff during the Polish campaign. However, I was completely lacking in anything resembling an in-depth or nuanced understanding of the events and dates I could rattle off. Also after WW2, he didn’t go to live in west Germany like all or almost all other generals, he lived etich east Germany till his death.

The first part of the book deals with Poland and of course the start of WW11 as we know it. Languages Polski Edit links.

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This book is usefully read in conjunction with the work by Heinz Guderian, “Panzer Leader. Enabled Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download. If one wants a feeling for how terrible the conflict in the Soviet Union was, books by lower ranking soldiers are more to the point. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This ultimately caused the collapse of the German army in the east through attrition.

The required armies to break the encirclement never reached on time. We have Von Manstein’s word that tell us these things but we have no feeling of them, there is no metaphorical punch in the gut.

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